North China Attraction
4D / 3N


Pékin ->Taiyuan ->Pingyao ->Xi'an
Day 1:

High-speed Rail - Jinci Temple - Qiao's Compound

Take the high speed train from Beijing to Taiyuan. (about 3 hours) Meet your local guide and drive to Pingyao.

Jinci Temple: Jinci Temple was first built before the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534) to memorize Shu Yu, the second son of King Wu of the Zhou Dynasty (11th century - 256 BC). After defeating the Shang Dynasty (17th century - 11th century BC), King Wu offered official posts to his followers and Shu Yu was assigned the post in Tang area, and he changed title of his fiefdom to Jin because of the Jinshui River. His offspring named the Jinci Temple for the same reason.

Qiao's Compound : The Qiao Compound is located 30 kilometers north west of the historic Pingyao city, China. It is famous for being the chief location in the film Raise the Red Lantern.

Lunch included : Chinese noodles.

Day 2:

Zhangbi Ancient Castle - Rishengchang - Pingyao County Government Office

Zhangbi Ancient Castle : It is well known for its unique architecture where it looks like a castle on the ground but in fact, there is a long tunnel which connects this castle with the world outside underground. It had been a multi-purpose castle which served as a military center, residential area, production site as well as religious activity throughout the history.

Rishengchang: The Rishengchang Exchange Shop, located in Pingyao, is considered the first draft bank in China's history. It was founded in Qing Dynasty (1823). In the nineteenth century, at its peak, it controlled almost half of the Chinese economy and its branches were widespread throughout China's big urbans and capital, Beijing. And in some western and southeastern countries, Rishengchang also owned its branches and offices.

Pingyao County Government Office: The Former County Yamen or Ancient Government Office is firmly on the map for the Chinese tour groups. The complex of administrative offices, open courtyards and prison is large enough to handle the many tours that work their way through the rooms.
Transfer to the the railway station to Xi’an.

Day 3:

 Terracotta Warriors and Horses - Chinese herbal medicine market – Xi’an City wall –Xi'an Dumpling Banquet

Terracotta Warriors and Horses: created about 2200 years ago, were found in 1974 on the east side of the tomb of the First Emperor Qin Shihuang. It was discovered in the spring of 1974 in the eastern suburbs of Xi'an by a group of farmers who were digging a water well.

Chinese herbal medicine market: It is a traditional market where peasants and wholesalers sell bags and bags and boxes and boxes of interesting herbs, medicines and medicinal foods. They are expensive and hard to find in the West.

Xi’an City Wall:It's the most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. You could take a bicycle on the wall.

Night tour: You could take the public bus to go around the big Wild Goose Pagoda for enjoy the beautiful moonlight and music fountain.

Lunch included : Lunch in a local famer’s family.

Diner included: Dumpling Banquet

Day 4:

Big Wild Goose Pagoda - Great Mosque – Lessons of Chinese calligraphy - Baxian Temple

Big Wild Goose Pagoda: It’s a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. Originally built in 652 during the reign of Emperor Gaozong of the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907), it functioned to collect Buddhist materials that were taken from India by the hierarch Xuanzang.

Great Mosque: It’s one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China. Promenade in Muslim Street, all the shops and restaurants in the street are operated by Muslims. This colorful street is packed with shops selling a large variety of interesting local delicacies, snacks and souvenirs.

Lessons of Chinese calligraphy: Learn how to write Chinese characters.

Baxian Temple: (Temple of the Eight Immortals), as its name indicates, is mainly dedicated to the legendary Eight Immortals. It is the biggest Taoist temple in Xian and is a famous Taoist architecture in northwest China.

Lunch: Chinese Hot Pot in a local restaurant.

Transfer to the airport or the railway station for the next destination.